Community Outreach Meetings
Community Outreach Meetings are open to the public and are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6-7 pm at Hargraves Community Center: 216 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
The goal of these meetings is to arm residents with knowledge and engage them in decision making that impacts their lives on a daily basis. Residents, the Town of Chapel Hill Police Department, other Town agencies, landlords, developers, and concerned citizens come together to discuss issues and ideas. It empowers neighbors to use their collective voice against crime and gentrification, organizes Community Watch groups, and promotes neighborhood advocacy to influence local government to support positive change in our communities.
Good Neighbor Initiative & Neighborhood Night Out
The Good Neighbor Initiative is a joint effort to encourage fellowship between university students and permanent residents of our communities. It encourages neighbors to work together and build community to keep neighborhoods clean and safe.
Every year there is a block party held at Hargraves Community Center called Neighborhood Night Out that is kicked off with a neighborhood walk. Students, permanent residents, university officials, and other members of the town walk together to welcome new and returning students while providing useful information to all about what it means to be a good neighbor. This seeks to bridge the gaps between our communities’ diverse subcultures.
TABLE, Inc. is a Carrboro non-profit organization that helps children and families who could use a few extra food items over the weekends. Children who attend elementary school in Chapel Hill or Carrboro are invited to participate in TABLE’s Weekend Meal Backpack Program. Visit tablenc.org for more information and eligibility.
EmPOWERment partners with TABLE during both the school year and summer months to help distribute the food packages to registered participants. We receive the bags weekly and make them available for pick up to those who need them.
Community Resource Center
EmPOWERment, Inc. runs and manages a one-stop community information center conveniently located right outside our 2nd floor office in the Midway Business Center, 109 N. Graham Street, Chapel Hill, NC. Flyers, brochures, and resources are available from the Fair Housing Project, NC Housing Coalition, and other local organizations about housing, community services, upcoming events, and more. There is a computer with internet access available for research and other needs to be reserved in thirty minute intervals. All services open 2-4pm, Monday through Friday.
For more information about Community Organizing events and opportunities, contact Sarita Nwachukwu at EmPOWERment.